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The Banjo Brothers: Eric Leugers and Mike Vanderscheuren

Our Story (How We Became the Banjo Brothers)

One crisp October morning in 2003 at the now defunct Montana Coffee Shop in downtown Minneapolis, we said, "Screw it. The worst that can happen is that we'll have to get real jobs again." We weren't pushed out of the corporate nest. We jumped.

People ask, "Why Banjo Brothers?". The name was born over beers one night while we sketched photos of co-joined hillbilly twins while making "Deliverance" themed jokes. This is still our idea of a productive meeting. The point is, we probably weren't cut out for the cube farm.

We had a good name for the business but the niggling question was, "now what?" A trip to the local bike shop was the spark. On the shelf was a thinly-featured, over-priced, totally underwhelming seat bag. The rest kids, is history.

The Banjo Brothers (not brothers) pictured above are Eric Leugers (left) and Mike Vanderscheuren (right). They live and work in Minneapolis with very patient and understanding wives. Each Banjo Brother has a daughter and a lovable pooch and a whole garageful of bikes.

 
 

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Surrounding Water Group Ride Two Harbors to Duluth July 26

Posted July 18, 2015 @ 10:03am by Mike V

Surrounding Water Group Ride Two Harbors to Duluth July 26 On July 26th 2015 join the crew from Ski Hut in Duluth as they organize a celebratory group ride from Two Harbors, Minnesota to Duluth, Minnesota to help Ben Weaver conclude the ride portion of his bike and stewardship tour. There are two options for joining the group ride.Duluth... MORE

 

 
 

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